Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Google: Bringing Anarchy to Beijing

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I know Google is a gigantic, pro-state corporation, but this is a very anarchistic move on their part. They are basically rebelling against China.

China has said Google's move to stop censoring search results is "totally wrong" and accused it of breaking a promise made when it launched in China.

The US giant is redirecting users in mainland China to its unrestricted Hong Kong site, although Chinese firewalls mean results still come back censored.

Beijing said the decision should not affect ties with Washington.

Google threatened to leave the Chinese market completely this year after cyber attacks were traced back to China.

Google's move effectively to shut its mainland Chinese search service, google.cn, is a major blow to China's international image, the BBC's Damian Grammaticas reports from Beijing.

It means one of the world's most prominent corporations is saying it is no longer willing to co-operate in China's censorship of the internet, our correspondent says.


In Beijing, some passers-by laid flowers outside Google's offices to thank the company for standing up for its principles.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gangsters Disturb Peace, Kidnap People

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A bunch of gangsters are videotaped kidnapping innocent people. A crowd insults and yells at the thugs.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Davis Monthan Air Force Waste Base

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Check out this high res satellite image of Davis Monthan air force base and its incredibly enormous "boneyard" of old decomissioned warplanes.

Now I'm a big airplane fanatic, and even I can see that this is incredibly wasteful. There are thousands of airplanes in this image, just collecting dust, in various states of disrepair. 99% of these airframes were never actually used for anything useful, unless you count their countless training missions and practice "exercises." No actual relevant tasks for virtually any of these planes. No bombs dropped, no lives saved. Just wasted fuel, metal, time, and money.

Your money.

What a ridiculous waste.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mr. Hopey McChange: Massive Military Budget Increase

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I can taste the change. I'm swimming in change. Oh thank God we got rid of Bush! This Obama guy is a total opposite from that bloodthirsty, warmongering hick.

With his decision to boost defense spending, President Obama is continuing the process of re-inflating the Pentagon that began in late 1998 — fully three years before the 9/11 attacks on America. The FY 2011 budget marks a milestone, however: The inflation-adjusted rise in spending since 1998 will probably exceed 100 percent in real terms by the end of the fiscal year. Taking the new budget into account, the Defense Department has been granted about $7.2 trillion since 1998, when the post-Cold War decline in defense spending ended.

The rise in spending since 1998 is unprecedented over a 48-year period. In real percentage terms, it’s as large as the Kennedy-Johnson surge (43 percent) and the Reagan increases (57 percent) combined. Whether one looks at the entire Pentagon budget or just that part not related to the wars, current spending is above the peak years of the Vietnam War era and the Reagan years. And it’s set to remain there. Looking forward, the Obama administration plans to spend more on the Pentagon over the next eight years than any administration since World War II.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Quotas? In my NYPD?

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It's more likely than you think.

Barack Milli Vanilli Obama

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Obama Caught Lip-Syncing Speech